Blog

At Barry Investment Advisors, we pride ourselves on helping clients better understand the financial planning process and capital markets. Use our blog resources to read about the topics that matter most to you and follow-up with the Barry team if you have any questions.

6 Questions About 529 Plans

May 28, 2021

If you’re saving for your child’s higher education, you probably have a lot of questions besides...

Learn More

Former Con Man Frank Abagnale Explains How to Spot Scams

May 27, 2021

They say crime doesn't pay, but Frank Abagnale may be the exception to the rule. During his...

Learn More

How To Avoid Falling Victim to Cryptocurrency Fraud

May 27, 2021

The crypto market is booming — not just for investors, but for scammers too. Unfortunately, most...

Learn More

A Beginner's Guide to Crypto Slang

May 27, 2021

Are you HODLing, or are you so worried about getting rekt that you have paper hands? If this...

Learn More

Global Population Growth is Slowing. What Does That Mean for Us?

May 27, 2021

In countries across the globe, population is stagnating, and fertility rates are declining. ...

Learn More

Spring Clean Your Finances

May 26, 2021

Spring is the time of year that may have you thinking about getting your house in order.   While...

Learn More

A Truck To Power Your House?

May 26, 2021

The Great Texas Blackout of February 2021 earned the 2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost hybrid some great...

Learn More

"Rat Poison Squared": What Buffett Thinks of Cryptocurrency

May 4, 2021

Retail investor enthusiasm about cryptocurrency may be at an all-time high, but investing icon...

Learn More

Why Financial Literacy Matters

April 30, 2021

April is Financial Literacy Month, and promoting financial understanding is more urgent than ever:...

Learn More

Savings Tips for Young Adults

April 30, 2021

Starting to save early can help set young adults up for future success. There are many challenges...

Learn More

Prices Are Plummeting. Is This The End For NFTs?

April 28, 2021

In mid-March, average daily NFT sales were at an all-time high of $19.3 million, and a...

Learn More

What We Know About Volkswagen's ID Buzz

April 28, 2021

Volkswagen's new electric microbus, the ID Buzz, has been years in the making. The concept was...

Learn More

SNL's Take On NFTs

March 31, 2021

NFTs, or Non-Fungible Tokens, have gotten a lot of attention in recent weeks. In essence, this...

Learn More

A Closer Look At Innovation ETFs

March 30, 2021

Since the beginning of the year, the recently-launched Direxion Moonshot Innovators ETF has risen...

Learn More

Is This Flying Robot the Future of Fruit Farming?

March 29, 2021

Harvesting fruit crops is difficult work, and the number of fruit pickers is dwindling. In fact,...

Learn More

Why Electric Vehicles Could Be Fueling "Big Market Delusion"

March 26, 2021

"Big market delusion" occurs when a new market opens up and shows signs of disrupting an existing...

Learn More

NFTs: The Next Big Thing, or Just Another Investor Craze?

March 24, 2021

Fresh off of spikes in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Dogecoin and price surges in "meme" stocks...

Learn More

Happy International Women's Day

March 8, 2021

Barry Investment Advisors would like to wish you all Happy International Women's Day. Today we...

Learn More

A New Book, Co-Authored By Pat Barry

March 1, 2021

Our modern monetary system has become too complex, a fragile process that depends on private banks...

Learn More

WallStreetBets: Same Story, Different Characters

February 22, 2021

Led by retail investors on the Reddit forum WallStreetBets, GameStop's stock price saw a meteoric...

Learn More

Nouriel Roubini, Who Predicted the 2007 Housing Market Collapse, Sees Bitcoin Going Bust

February 19, 2021

Economist Nouriel Roubini has made plenty of warnings about impending crashes or bubbles bursting,...

Learn More

A Commodity 'Supercycle' Is Underway. What Does That Mean?

February 17, 2021

A commodity supercycle occurs when prices of raw materials trade above expectations for an extended...

Learn More

Five Promotions for Members of Our Team!

February 11, 2021

Barry Investment Advisors is excited to announce the promotions of five members of our team! ...

Learn More

Move Over, George Jetson: GM's eVTOL Could Be the Future of Flying Cars

January 20, 2021

For years the flying car has been synonymous with the future, a sign that society has truly...

Learn More

The U.S. Faces Stiff Competition in the Digital Payments Space

January 15, 2021

America is often considered the world's leader in innovation, but we may not be as far ahead of the...

Learn More

GDP Growth is on the Rise, Thanks to COVID-19 Vaccines

January 14, 2021

After the COVID-related market and economic downturn last year, most experts — including the Fed —...

Learn More

2020 Year-End Review

January 5, 2021

In this month’s podcast, Joe Barry sits down to discuss the financial markets in 2020, a year that...

Learn More

Google is Considering a "Flexible Work Week" for Employees

December 17, 2020

With new COVID-19 cases surging nationwide, tech giant Google has delayed its planned return to...

Learn More

Why Silver Could Be As Good As Gold In 2021

December 15, 2020

Silver may not get as much attention as its cousins in the precious-metals family, but that could...

Learn More

Why Emerging Market Value Stocks Could Be Worth a Closer Look

December 1, 2020

With markets at all-time highs, many investors are searching for underfollowed equities with high...

Learn More

2020 Year-End Planning Items

November 19, 2020

Our team always puts a high priority on year-end financial planning, but it is especially...

Learn More

Election 2020

November 3, 2020

With the U.S. election upon us, Joe Barry sat down to discuss how the election may, or may not,...

Learn More

Why Investors Are Considering Portfolio Changes Ahead of November's Election

October 28, 2020

With the presidential election one week away, investors are growing increasingly more uncertain...

Learn More

Shopping Malls Becoming Retirement Communities: A New Housing Trend

October 28, 2020

COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on every industry, but brick-and-mortar retail, in particular,...

Learn More

Millennials Are Frustrated With Baby Boomers. Can You Blame Them?

October 28, 2020

"OK Boomer" has become a popular retort among millennials, an eye-rolling response to older...

Learn More

Trying to Keep Your Spirits Up While At Home? These Animal Feeds Can Help

October 28, 2020

Thanks to COVID-19, opportunities for social interaction are limited — as are the health benefits...

Learn More

Preparing for an Inflationary Period

October 28, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the corresponding market crash, the Fed first lowered...

Learn More

Widgets, Picture-in-Picture, App Library: 14 New Features for iOS 14

October 28, 2020

Apple's iOS updates always make a splash, usually for one of two reasons: either because they make...

Learn More

Warren Buffett's Next Big Investment Idea: Japan

September 29, 2020

Thanks to a long track record of success, when Warren Buffett sets his sights on a new investment,...

Learn More

What New Surveys Tell Us About Millennials & Money

September 14, 2020

When it comes to money, millennials have a reputation for being lazy, entitled, and unwilling to...

Learn More

Should you refinance your mortgage?

September 9, 2020

On this edition of the Barry Broadcast, Liz Garvey and Beth Parker sat down with Donna McKeown,...

Learn More

Selling Low: Why Older Investors Are Less Patient During Market Downturns

September 8, 2020

Given their years of experience with the markets, you might assume that older investors are...

Learn More

How We Can Improve Virtual Learning For Students During COVID-19

September 4, 2020

COVID-19 has altered many facets of our daily lives, and students have been among those most...

Learn More

The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Reshaped How We Work

August 28, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic forced a number of businesses to adjust their working environments in order...

Learn More

The Hottest Commodity Right Now Isn't Gold — It's Handbags

August 26, 2020

With the Treasury offering sub-zero real interest rates, investors are looking for new assets to...

Learn More

How To Ask Friends & Family For Funding (And Why You Shouldn't)

August 24, 2020

Would-be entrepreneurs are skipping bank loans in favor of crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter...

Learn More

Why Gold Is Thriving In The COVID Economy

August 21, 2020

The markets continue to recover from the March/April trough. Stock prices are rising, but some...

Learn More

The "Cobra Effect": Why It's Bad News For The Economy

August 19, 2020

The "Cobra Effect" refers to a situation where the solution to a problem ends up being worse than...

Learn More

Remembering A Computing Legend

August 18, 2020

These days, most computing devices are built around touchscreens, but until recently, the mouse was...

Learn More

Warren Buffett Doesn't Mind Looking Like A Fool

August 18, 2020

Every investor has trades they wish they could take back — even someone like Warren Buffett, one of...

Learn More

Is Time Running Out For TikTok in the U.S.?

July 24, 2020

TikTok is the most popular app of 2020, but the upstart social media site may not be around in the...

Learn More

Watch This Short Video for Tips on TIPS (Treasury Inflation Protected Securities)

July 22, 2020

While generally low-risk, long-term investments do come with the risk of not growing at a...

Learn More

Fool's Gold: How One Company Used Fake Gold To Secure $2 Billion in Loans

July 21, 2020

When it comes to offering collateral for loans, you can't do much better than gold bars. Unless, of...

Learn More

What's Next for the Industries Hit Hardest by COVID-19?

June 29, 2020

COVID-19 significantly impacted industries across the board, but some (including retail,...

Learn More

Clean Your Finances

June 29, 2020

Over the last several months, many of us have had extra time on our hands. And for some, this has...

Learn More

Hudson Yards and COVID-19

June 25, 2020

Hudson Yards is a $25 billion development in New York City. It was open for just two days before...

Learn More

Coronavirus: Poor Nations Are Facing An Unprecedented Debt Crisis

June 24, 2020

Developing nations have long relied on outside investors and low-interest debt to finance their...

Learn More

Will Young New Yorkers Return To The City?

June 23, 2020

As a result of COVID-19, New York City has seen a mass exodus of people in their 20s and 30s. Some...

Learn More

An Additional Portfolio Offering: One Driven by Human and Financial Values

May 28, 2020

  Our Investment Committee recently teamed up with Ethic to build a customized portfolio that is...

Learn More

The COVID-19 Pandemic: A Potential Gold Mine for Scammers

May 27, 2020

Times of crisis can be frightening for the average person, but for scammers, they're a great...

Learn More

How Will The U.S. Economy Start Back Up After COVID-19? China May Have Some Answers

May 26, 2020

Calls for allowing businesses to resume operations and getting employees back to work have grown...

Learn More

Chinese Small Companies Offer Value in an Uncertain Market

May 22, 2020

With coronavirus causing chaos across a number of different industries and in the markets, many...

Learn More

The Impact of Coronavirus on Individual Wealth

May 20, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant economic impact: business closures, plummeting oil...

Learn More

For White-Collar Companies, Teleworking May Be Here To Stay

May 18, 2020

Many white-collar companies have adopted a teleworking model, allowing operations to continue...

Learn More

The New Challenges Facing Tech Startups in a Post-COVID World

May 14, 2020

For decades, Wall Street has provided equity and debt funding to tech companies, allowing startups...

Learn More

Finding the Silver Lining In COVID-19

May 12, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most significant crises the world has ever known. Hundreds of...

Learn More

Anything Could Drive Fear - Here's What To Look For

April 30, 2020

For the last two months, investment markets have been largely driven by fear. And it seems like...

Learn More

A Valuable (And Fun) Lesson

April 30, 2020

What's important in life? What are the things that we should pay attention to, and what are just...

Learn More

Market Update IV: COVID-19

April 22, 2020

In our fourth podcast during the COVID-19 pandemic, Joe Barry, Pat Barry, Kate Alves and Dan...

Learn More

Giving Back During COVID-19

April 20, 2020

Over the last several weeks, it's been inspiring to see how ordinary people from across the country...

Learn More

Kindness In The Face of Uncertainty

March 27, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a significant amount of worry and uncertainty across the country....

Learn More

Fear & Greed: More Useful To Investors Than You May Think

March 27, 2020

To make the right investment decisions, investors need to keep their emotions out of the equation....

Learn More

Recession or Depression? Why The United States Is At A Crossroads

March 27, 2020

Historically speaking, pandemics typically don't cause economies to collapse all by themselves....

Learn More

OneCoin and the $15 Billion Fraud

March 23, 2020

We're all familiar with the old saying "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is." Yet all...

Learn More

Market Update III: COVID-19

March 23, 2020

Investment markets continued lower this week, as fear around Coronavirus weighed on equity prices....

Learn More

Market Update: COVID-19 and Crude Oil

March 16, 2020

Again, markets closed sharply lower yesterday. At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial...

Learn More

COVID-19 Update #1: March 6th, 2020

March 6, 2020

This week, tension about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pushed global markets sharply lower....

Learn More

Barry E-Mag: March 2020

March 3, 2020

In this month’s newsletter, we discuss the Coronavirus, the Big Mac Index, and a timely accessory...

Learn More

Marijuana Companies Are Running Out of Cash

February 26, 2020

Ongoing efforts to legalize or decriminalize marijuana have contributed to the rise of cannabis...

Learn More

Google Maps Gets A Makeover For Its 15th Birthday

February 26, 2020

Google Maps turns 15 this year, and the app got a major revamp to mark the occasion. In addition to...

Learn More

First Look: The Cruise Origin

February 26, 2020

The Cruise Origin is a self-driven, all-electric vehicle that was introduced late last month. The...

Learn More

Buffet's Take On "Reaching For Yield"

February 26, 2020

In this interview with CNBC, Warren Buffet had some blunt advice for investors: if you can only get...

Learn More

Our 2020 Social Security Seminar

February 26, 2020

On January 30th, 2020, we hosted a Social Security Seminar at the Waypoint Event Center. Kurt...

Learn More

General Motors Should Be More Attractive To Investors. Here's Why.

February 24, 2020

Investors have been wary of General Motors since the financial crisis and the company's Chapter 11...

Learn More

The Pursuit of Easy Profits Could Lead to a "Twin Bubble"

February 20, 2020

Encouraged by the continued rise of both the stock and bond markets, some investors are throwing...

Learn More

Barry E-Magazine: February 2020

February 14, 2020

In this month's Barry E-Magazine, we discuss the SECURE Act, Android's market share, and our...

Learn More

Why Corporate Bonds Are Becoming A "Ponzi Market"

January 29, 2020

With interest rates at or near record lows around the world, the corporate bond market is an...

Learn More

Key Investment Themes for 2020

January 28, 2020

The first month of the new year is a good opportunity to finalize your investment strategy for the...

Learn More

11 Successful People Share the Best Advice They've Ever Gotten

January 27, 2020

As any successful person will tell you, there's no set formula for reaching your goals. It's a...

Learn More

A Look Back at the 2010s

January 21, 2020

The beginning of the 2010s was a time of uncertainty. The market was still recovering from the...

Learn More

No IPO? No Problem

December 23, 2019

It's easier than ever for investors to purchase a stake in up-and-coming private companies before...

Learn More

How Leadership Can Make Or Break A Startup

December 18, 2019

In just six weeks, WeWork went from a $47 billion valuation to near-bankruptcy, and most experts...

Learn More

Anchors Aweigh: The Construction of the World's First 3D-Printed Boat

December 16, 2019

Last month, the University of Maine's Composites Center created the world's largest 3D-printed...

Learn More

The New Silk Road: China's Infrastructure Plan Could Change Global Commerce

December 13, 2019

China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a massive infrastructure project consisting of six new...

Learn More

There's Enough Time To Do Everything—If You Use It Wisely

December 11, 2019

Too often, we find ourselves wishing there was more time in the day to do all the things we really...

Learn More

Japan: China's Unlikely New Partner In International Commerce

November 27, 2019

Despite a long history of contentious relations between the two countries, China and Japan have...

Learn More

Thanks to Start-ups, Contract Workers Are Less Secure Than Ever

November 25, 2019

Many of today's start-ups rely on the gig economy to lower their overhead costs, eschewing...

Learn More

Key Steps To Financial Independence

November 22, 2019

On this month’s podcast, Kate Rowe, CFP®, and Liz Garvey, CFP®, discuss the necessary steps toward...

Learn More

Why It Pays To Be Patient With Long-Term Assets

November 22, 2019

Investors who try to unload long-term assets too early often have to pay the "illiquidity premium":...

Learn More

Quiz: The Investor Emotion Cycle

November 21, 2019

The Investing Emotion Cycle tracks the investing public’s temperament towards an asset, idea, or...

Learn More

Looking For More Resources?

Download our free resource which explains 10 key principles to improve your odds of investment success.
Download The Resource